The Riverside Muslim Association, Barking organised a community Iftar to celebrate the month of Ramadan.
Residents and guests from various backgrounds came together to break bred and eat at sunset.
Barking Councillor Cameron Geddes said: "I was so privileged to have been invited. The atmosphere was so peaceful and friendly. And the thunderstorm rumbling in the distance and lighting up the night sky helped make it a memorable night!"
Imam Muhammad Imran added: "It is extra special that members of our community have joined their Muslim neighbours and shared food together.
"Thank you to the volunteers for their hard work. We will have a community funday on the day of Eid. The event is free and open to everyone."